Caftan, the traditional moroccan dress, has been worn by moroccan women for thousands of years. It is usually handmade and embroidered by the finest artisans in the medinas of Morocco. Women had to wait months and months for their orders to complete. Nowadays, Moroccan Caftans and Takchitas, referring to the two piece variant, are worn in formal events and are made up of valuable textiles and adorned by the most beautiful jewels. This traditional dress is the official wedding gown in Morocco – it is woven with multiple colors or a single base color, with a lavish gold or silver threadwork.
A number of International fashion designers like Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Dior and many more honored the Moroccan Caftan in their fashion shows, making it a favorite evening dress of many international celebrities. It has become all over the world women’s preferred beach cover-ups, providing comfort and style at the same time.
Today’s Morocco’s most talented fashion designers including Nabila Chihab, Amina Boussairi, Samira Elmhaidi Knouzi, Kacem Sahl, Meriem Belkhayat, Meriem Boussikouk, Nisrine Ezzaki Bakkali, Siham Elhabti, Abdelhanine Raouh, Khadija El Houjouji, Amal Belcaid, Radia Hamouchi, Safaa Ibrahimi, Nadia Boutaleb, Meriem Bouwafi, Houda and Meriem Kissi, and Salima Elboussouni, are innovating and offering the latest designs of the traditional moroccan clothing, every year at the moroccan Caftan Show.
From Elizabeth Taylor, Beyonce, Oprah to Kim Kardashian, let’s take a look at memorable celebrity photos in a traditional moroccan dress!